RELiON’s Lithium-ion RV Battery Is A Market Game Changer

Posted May 02, 2016

RELiON’s Lithium-ion RV Battery Is A Market Game ChangerLithium-ion leader RELiON Battery has joined forces with battery converter/charger manufacturer Progressive Dynamics and the leader in recreational vehicle production, Forest River, Inc., to change the way recreational vehicles are powered. RELiON’s lithium-ion RV battery will be used in the new Forest River Forester/Sunseeker Ford Transit series of RVs.

Long hailed as superior to lead acid batteries, lithium batteries boast double the energy output within the same space and at 70 percent less weight.

“We are excited to showcase the power of lithium to a new audience,” said Paul Hecimovich, CEO of RELiON. “We are thrilled to partner with innovators Progressive Dynamics and Forest River to become a name partner in the new Forester/Sunseeker Ford Transit series of RVs and decisively display lithium’s accessibility and low maintenance.”

Progressive Dynamics’ Michael Walters said: “We pride ourselves on the quality of our lithium chargers and converters and seek to bring solutions and quality to end users. We believe that this new partnership with RELiON Battery and Forest River will change the way the RV market views lithium.”

Our Lithium-ion RV Battery Passes The Test

Forest River compared a single RELiON™ RB100 lithium-ion deep cycle battery with two dual lead acid 100-amp batteries commonly used in its RVs. It applied actual electrical loads and simulated higher amp loads like those found in RVs. The conclusive test demonstrated many lithium benefits and led Forest River to install the Progressive Dynamics PD4060LIK converter/charger and the RELiON™ RB100 lithium battery in its new Forester/Sunseeker Ford Transit series. The lithium-ion RV battery showed the following advantages over lead acid batteries:

  • Longer deep cycle battery life
  • Doesn’t freeze in extreme temperatures
  • Lighter battery weight
  • Can mount in any direction
  • No maintenance required
  • 95 percent energy efficient
  • Doesn’t corrode
  • Lead-free
  • Doesn’t require a fully charged condition for storage

Lithium also offers a faster battery charging time, charging to 99 percent in 2.5 hours versus up to 13 hours for lead acid batteries.

“We were no strangers to the advantages of lithium technology over lead acid batteries,” said Kary Katzenberger of Forest River, Inc. “But seeing the side-by-side comparison made choosing Progressive Dynamics and RELiON a clear choice for our trusted RVs.”

To learn more about how to calculate your energy needs and find the optimal battery for your application and usage, visit our Lithium Battery Selector Tool.